Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Siem Reap Cambodia by Tour Guide Dara R. (Guide #1670)


Angie Penelope Y.

Philippines
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Our first time in Cambodia wouldn't have been so awesome if it weren't for Dara. He made things entertaining, he answered our questions patiently and he's one great photographer, he knew where the best photo ops would be, and OMG the photos came out AMAZING!!! :D He made things comfortable considering the heat was just unbearable! He was considerate which was so important to us. :D Since I only have a limited no of letters left, I guess to sum it up, he simply made this trip an unforgettable one. :D

Hui Jiun Quek

Malaysia
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Dara was very responsive with my customised tour. He was punctual on the day of our tour and was also patient and polite. He is knowledgeable and speaks good English. It was a delight having him as our tour guide and would definitely recommend him for those who are looking to visit Siem Reap.

Lianne Conroy

New britain, CT, United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Rann Dara was an amazing tour guide. His English is very good. I saw everything I wanted to see during my trip and wish I could have stayed longer. When I come back I will contact him again.

Frank Werner

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Dara has been around the Angkor temples all his life and knows the history well. He is a professional guide who can maneuver his clients around big crowds and will point out the best camera angles. Dara's english is very good and his knowledge of the area very helpful. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dara's services in the Siem Reap area.

Ken Richens

Nephi, UT, United States
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Tour: #63274, Angkor Four Days Tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Dara was flexible and accommodates my unique requests. I travel frequently and he is among the best I have encountered. I will definitely use Dara next time I am in Siem Reap!

Gladys Lee

United States
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 19/18

Dara was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgeable, polite, respectful, thoughtful, easy going and accomodating. I had several requests for certain items I wanted to buy and eat and he was so great in fulfilling them, especially after a long day of sightseeing and driving, which I appreciated immensely. I would highly recommend him to my friends and anyone who wants to visit Siem Reap.

Sue Marshall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/18

Dara was at all times professional,thoughtful and flexible. We had an amazing two days under his stewardship. As a result we have some wonderful photos to remember our visit by - testament to Dara's inside knowledge especially as it was very crowded as it was Chinese New Year. He has a great Lexus SUV which afforded comfort and AC!(It was 35C !) Dara speaks good English and we have no hesitation in recommending his services .

Susan Begyn

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

What can you say about a tour of Ankor Watt. It was absolutely amazing and Dara did a good job of presenting the information and answering our endless questions. We were able to decide what we wanted to do and enjoyed his outlook on the history of Cambodia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for spending your time in my country and It was my pleasure of serving you. Hope to see you all again some day. Dara.

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #90115, Two Days Preah Vihear Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

This is a long trip by car but definitely worthy is as these were my favorite temples. No crowds! The drive through the countryside provides an excellent opportunity to see what life as a Cambodian farmer is like. Mr Dara explained everything from crops to animals to daily life and the time just flew by. His wonderful sense of humor adds to the trip. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nancy for spending your time in Cambodia. it was my pleasure of serving you here and I hope that to have the chance to show you some more places that most of the tourists could not see. Dara.

Nancy B.

United States
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Tour: #70813, Angkors-Waterfall, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

Mr Dara is a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and eager to share with you. He knows the patterns of the "big bus" tours and was able to keep clear of the big groups. We went down side passages to quiet areas that most tourists miss. He is very flexible and willing to change the itinerary at a moment's notice if you want to spend more time in one spot. Seeing the temples with a private guide definitely enriches the experience.

Ho Ivan Yeung

Hong Kong
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Tour: #63274, Angkor Four Days Tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 10/18

Dara is a wonderful guide, he knows the stories behind all these temples and arranged the trip in our maximum comfort. He got our unanimous 5 starts rating from our group of nine. Thank you so much for arranging this super holidays for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to all of you for your visit Angkor and I hope to see you all again very soon. Dara.

Juliana Theseira

Australia
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

I was very happy with our experience with Dara and his incredible knowledge of the tour

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Dave Thompson

South Africa
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Kevin Bassett

South Africa
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Tour: #70812, Two Days Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

We spent a great 2 days with Dara touring around Siem Reap in his very comfortable Lexus. He tailored our tour around our specific requirements making day 1 very long for him. His english and guiding knowledge are very good, as is his driving. Unreservedly recommended!

Pat Yong

Malaysia
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 7/17

Dara is a superb guide. Very good command of the English language. Knowledgeable, flexible & very attentive. We had interesting conversation thru out the 2 days tour. Never a dull moment. Will definitely look for him in our next visit to Siem Reap.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Gonzalo Prida

Mexico
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Tour: Special Angkor Tour (2-day tour), Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Nov 16/17

Great Tour guide , He knows how to move around the city and the temples and local markets.

David Billingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63274, Angkor Four Days Tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 7/17

Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. Very clean transport and friendly driver. Highly recommended.

Stoey Stout

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Dara was on time for pick up in an air conditioned van. His tour kept the excitement building throughout the day. We saw more of Angkor Temples on one day w Dara than we would have in three days on our own. Her knew where every photo should be taken and where every secret route was to avoid the crowds. He also took us to the Artisans D'angkor center. Loved it, then finished it off with the Apsara Show. There were 5 in our group and we all agreed a guided tour is the ONLY way to see this site.

Odessa Del Rosario

Philippines
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

We enjoyed the Angkor wat tour with Dara. He is a very nice and approachable tourguide. 4 years ago he is our guide together with my 2 friends and I am happy he is our guide again with my family.

Anu Mysore

New Zealand
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

Dara put us at ease and gave us the best experience that anyone could have asked for. He took us back in time with his stories. Extremely knowledgeable, had a way of presenting history in an interesting way, bringing the past alive and making it absolutely special. His fluent English, witty sense of humour, and caring nature made our holiday a one to cherish for life!He was highly respectful, safety conscious, and prioritized the comfort of the elderly! A good photographer. I'd highly recommend him."

Arturo Fermin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Dara is not only informative, punctual and curteous; but he is also a delightful individual that personifies the warm and welcoming nature of Cambodian people. Excellent guide!

Mohan Doraisamy

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

Dara Rann was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was very attentive to the questions we asked and answered them clearly. He always had our interests and comfort in his view. He arrived 10 minutes before schedule and was flexible and in full control of the itinerary. Helped us all the way through with various points of interests which we would have missed without him.

Richard Meltzer

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Dara was wonderful !!! Very knowledgeable, adaptable, kind. Everything anyone could want.

Michael Drake

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Dara was fantastic. We are a family of six with children ages 12, 10, 6, and 4. He was great with the kids. Very informative.

Judy Starr

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Mr Dara is very good to accommodate our requests. We asked for changes and he happily obliged without hesitation. He explained facts of the sites we saw and also steered us relatively clear of the large crowds (which we asked but didn't expect) He was very adept at giving us useful information and also had a fun sense of humor! He kept us well hydrated with cold water too. Mr Dara is a good guide that will help you see Siem Reap's treasures!

Sheri S.

United States
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 20/17

I would highly recommend Dara as a tour guide in Siem Reap. He is excellent at describing the sites and navigating so you get the best photos. He let us set the pace and was very accommodating with the schedule. He always had the driver waiting to take us to the next place and had plenty of bottles of cold water. Our visit to Angkor Wat was the highlight of our vacation and Dara played a large role in making this a very memorable experience.

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor Tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 18/17

Mark Moody

United States
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Tour: Special Angkor Tour (3-day tour), Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Jan 31/17

Dara and his driver Mr Hoor were awesome. We saw nine temples in 2.5 days, had great lunches and toured a few shops etc. Dara knew all the best access spots and took us to places most tourists don't see. He accompanied us on all tours as well. Many times we would enter in one location and leave by another with the driver waiting with cold bottled water. Also we were driven in a Lexus SUV for this tour - not sure that is guaranteed. Highly recommended!!!

Elaine Philpott

Australia
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 23/17

Dara was a delight from the beginning. Nothing was too much trouble & his local knowledge made our day run smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Waldemar Ulejczyk

Poland
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

We have made a short trip from Thailand to Siem Reap to see the temples and selected Dara R as our guide. The tour was well organized and Dara was an excellent guide helping us with avoiding crowds, pointing out most important areas to see and providing other relevant info. The selection of restaurant for breakfast and lunch was very good. We are very happy with everything and recommend Dara to any individual tourists or groups. Waldemar Ulejczyk, United States of America.

Jafar Hamid

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

Myguide in Siem Reap was Dara and he did an exceptional job. I only had a few hours in Siem Reap and Dara made sure i visited all the key tourist sites. He was knowledgeable about the history of Angkor Wat and the other historic sites i visited and his English was perfect. Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat was the highlight of my trip and Dara made sure I was in the perfect spot to photograph the sun rise over Angkor in time. The visits to Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Phrom was equally well organised.

Mary M.

Canada
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

We had a great four days exploring the temples at Angkor and surrounding areas in Siem Reap with Mr. Dara. He is a knowledgeable guide and knows where all the best photo spots are! Our favourite temples were Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea (definitely worth the long trip out to see it)! We can highly recommend Mr. Dara and encourage travellers to spend a couple of days exploring Angkor Wat and the vast temple complexes with Mr. Dara.

David Landers

United States
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

Top Notch ! Dara knows history & he knows ANKOR & Cambodia. From a boat on Tonle Sap, to an Elephant in Ankor, to a Helicopter overview, to motorcycles on Mt. Kulen - he guided us through all the splendor, history & fun! Highest ratings !!!!!

Manhal Tobia

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 2/16

Dara met us at our hotel on time and toured us through all the main temple complexes including Angkor Wat. He was very polite, kind person, spoke great English and provided us with ample information about the country and the sites. He smartly maneuvered us through all the crowds and showed us all the best spots to take pictures. He has an eye for photography. We enjoyed our time with him and the tour so very much. We can't recommend him enough for your tour of the temples, he is absolutely fantastic.

Kerry Spavor

Canada
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Great day out with Dara today. He was very knowledgeable, friendly with a good sense of humour! Definitely recommend the early start to see sunrise over Angkor Wat.

Colin O'Doherty

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Dara is very friendly and was an excellent and knowledgable tour guide for the one day Angkor Wat and surrounding temples tour. Thanks to Dara's advice we found the best photo opportunities at each venue. We had a great time and thoroughly recommend Dara for your tour

Peter Baldock

Australia
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

Excellent tour with Dara.He managed to avoid the crowds and had his own way around the temples- through quieter paths.We enjoyed our morning tour.Would recommend this definitely as the best way to see Angkor Wat and surrounding temples.

María Gabriela González

Venezuela
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 7/16

We had a great day out with Dara. He maneuvered us around the crowds and was full of knowledge. Very well organized day with a 4:45am pickup from the hotel to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Definitely would recommend Dara and also do the early start. It will be worth the view.

Rorita Gattinger

Canada
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 22/16

Dara was an excellent guide and we totally enjoyed our tour of Angkor Wat. Dara was very knowledgeable and we loved that he would tell us here all the best "money shots" were so we weren't wasting time photographing a million things. We saw the 3 temples that were amazing. It was 40 degrees celsius so we opted to go to the Artisans d'Angkor Artisans that was created to help young people practice their craft while providing them with a vocation. I would definitely recommend him as a guide.

Garry Richards

Australia
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 8/16

Simply excellent all round. I am a Professional Tour Giude in Australia and would have Darra as a guide instantly.... English is very good, knowledge is good ... intuition and reading the client is excellent... good sense of humour.. punctual.. well organised.... can't fault him on anything. I totally recommend Darra.

Anna Katrina Robles

Australia
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 22/16

Dara was extremely professional, knowledgeable and gracious not only as a guide but also as a stranger-turned-friend. I came to Siem Reap with the intent of just sight-seeing the marvellous temples but got a whole lot more. His invaluable knowledge of Siem Reap is exceptional as he shared the history of this city and his country to the point where I was living vicariously during the era they built each temples. Dara, THANK YOU so much for making us a part of your country! UNDOUBTEDLY 5-stars for you!!

Jeanette Shelburne

West Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #10073, Kulen mountain tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 13/16

Dara is an excellent guide, friendly informative and responsible.

Simon Hunter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

I had a fantastic 3 days in Dara's company. His knowledge of everything to do with the temples down to where to get the best photo was comprehensive. It was a joy to hear Dara's passion for his country, its history and its present day. The daily timings and itinerary was flexible to my wishes, which was very helpful. I felt like I had started with a guide but after 3 days had made a friend.

James Lowe

Chatham, ON, Canada
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 20/16

Dara was very friendly and accommodated our wishes over the 3 days that we were with him. He has a vast knowledge of the historic sites and the history surrounding each location. He took us to the best areas at each of the sites so we could appreciate the full beauty without the interference of the massive crowds. This was a standard tour offered in Siem Reap and if you are in the area for 3 to 4 days we would definitely recommend Dara as your guide.

Terry Sanders

Australia
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

An excellent tour. Dara's English & knowledge is good. He always got us into good positions to take photos. He is easy to get on with & is good fun.

Vicki Hitt

Chile
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 8/16

Dara was a perfect guide---always on time and very knowledgeable about his beautiful home town. We really enjoyed his tour. Angkor Wat is very special!!!

Fraser Watt

Australia
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 5/16

Mr Dara was an excellent tour guide. I am certain that we would have missed out on a lot of good sights and information if we had tried to go it alone. Having Dara to ourselves ( just 3 of us) made for a great interaction. We asked Dara to vary the tour slightly to take in the Siem Reap artisan workshops. He was happy to do that, and to stop anywhere along the way if we asked to see something as we travelled. Dara was very attentive, especially with important stuff like toilet stops and food breaks ��

Lili Mahlab-Seiden

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

Dara and our driver were both great and tried to do their best to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Siem Reap. He met us at our hotel at promptly 4:45 AM so we could get a good spot right in front of the moat at Angkor Wat. It was a good move because 15 minutes later, the people behind us were 4 deep and we had a perfect view. He was good at explaining the history of the temples as well. The next day, we visited the floating village and stopped at interesting places to photograph.

Tracey H.

South Africa
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 26/15

WOW!!! AMAZING!! Dara was the most fantastic guide. He is friendly, knowledgable & helpful! He is good at showing you all the best spots for photo's & the best times to see the sites. We saw everything we wanted to, as well as being given interesting information. Dara's English is very good & he explains things very well. Without Dara we would not have seen Siem Reap the way we did & we would have missed a lot of things. THANK YOU to Dara for the most amazing time ever! I HIGHLY recommend him!!

Airene Carandang

Philippines
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 13/15

Lynn Scarsbrook

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25058, Preah Vihear Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Dec 10/15

A fantastic day out, a beautiful temple and very helpful guide and lots to see on the journey. Well worth the trip

Trevor Carpenter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #26415, Prek-Toal, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

Dara was really nice and we had a good day out but this was a bird tour and priced accordingly yet it seemed that my knowledge of the birds was much greater than any of the guides encountered during the day. Most of the day is spent on fairly uncomfortable boats and encounters with birds are not as good as I would have hoped for.

Deana Ferber

United States
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Tour: #26414, Kompong-Phluck Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 18/15

What an amazing adventure!! Dara was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the village, lake communities, Cambodian history and culture. This was the first trip we took in Cambodia, straight from the airport (Dara picked us up) we headed to the floating village and absolutely and almost instantly fell in love with the country. Dara, we hope to be back soon to take another trip with you!

Chak Gadde

India
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 17/15

Thomas Reta

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/15

guide had a good grasp of the history and specifics of each temple we visited. dara was sensitive to what i needed specifically - good camera positions, a rest at the blue pumpkin mid tour and additional stops along our route to highlight other sights not on the days itinerary. also - he has a good sense of humor. i had a great day thanks !!

Steven Proctor

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

Fabulous tour guide, wonderful trip! I use Dara every time i come to Cambodia with guests!!

Amitabh Shukla

United States
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Tour: #14577, Two Days Angkor tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/15

My tour guide Dara and driver Paan were outstanding. This was the first time for me to utilize Tours by locals and I was little skeptical, however Dara exceeded all expectations- very professional, punctual and knowledgable , very helpful and always making useful suggestions which made my three days in Siem Reap an outstanding experience.

Kamil Ali Bozoglu

Turkey
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/15

I had 4 amazing days in Siem Reap thanks to Dara. He was very informative and able to answer all my questions with his perfect English. His careful planning, suggestions made my trip more enjoyable and the one about taking the helicopter trip turned out to be the highlight. He was not only a guide but as a friend who is trying to proudly show Siem Reap as much as he can. He provided a Lexus 4x4 for transportation. I recommend him to everyone who wants to explore and enjoy this wonderful city.

Pedro Masetto

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/15

Dara was instrumental in making our experience in Siem Reap an extraordinary one. He is very polite, accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and its history. Dara was also quite patient with our endless questions as well as our requests for breaks and photo shooting time. We highly recommend Dara as a tour guide for Siem Reap.

Louis Potenziano

United States
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 7/15

Dara is a gentleman. From the beginning to the end he was polite, helpful and continually looked for ways to make our trip memorable. On several occasions he would guide us on where and how to take photos so that we got the best possible shot. He also has an extensive knowledge of this region. Thanks for the great tour!

Erison To

Hong Kong
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Tour: #19127, Beng Mealea, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 5/15

Dara is a nice and knowledge tour guide who made my tour an enjoyable one. He come on time in the morning with warm smile. He is patient and attentive to details, while allowing me to have enough time to take photos around. Heading back to the hotel at the end of the tour, with the remainng time, Dara brought me to some villages to see the life of the local people. I'm happy with the experience with Dara.

Dominique Junio

Philippines
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

Dara met us at the Hotel at 5am. He has so much knowledge about Angkor Wat and that made the tour interesting. He showed us some paths that are usually not taken by other guides - not so touristy and we enjoyed our mini trek :) He also gave us good recommendation to watch a live performance of Traditional Khmer Dance (Aspara) and many more that was really interesting. Plus he takes really nice photos :) Thank you dara!!!!

Wei Meng Ng

Malaysia
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 30/15

Stephen Flanagan

United States
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 23/15

Dara is great guide. We were together for 3 days and saw much more of Siem Reap than expected. We would highly recommend

Emma Wilkins

Hong Kong
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 7/15

Friendly, flexible and knowledgeable guide... Was happy to adapt the program to suit me.. had a great trip!

Charles T.

United States
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Tour: #14577, Angkor two days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Mar 4/15

Dara is an excellent tour guide. His command of the English language is quite good. My wife has a walking disability and Dara was able to get the van in quite close to the entry to Angkor Wat, thereby eliminating a long walk that other tourists had to make. It was very hot and humid both days of our tour. Dara was very attentive to our level of comfort and our level of stamina. Once he found a shady spot for us to wait, and went back to the vehicle to obtain additional water for us. His van is excellent.

Bob Johns

United States
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Tour: #70812, Angkor-BengMealea, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 23/15

Dara provided an excellent tour of the Siem Reap sights. He was very knowledgable, prompt and easy to understand. He was very clear on the itinerary and timings and also let us modify anything we wanted. He was happy to take as long or short as we wanted. Another benefit was having a separate driver so the driver could meet us at the other side of a Temple so we didn't have to backtrack. We highly recommend this tour and Dara specifically.

Thierry da

France
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Tour: #25057, Beng Mealea and Koh Ker site, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 9/15

Dara was professional,efficient and helpful.Excellent tour.

Kenneth M.

Canada
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Tour: #70812, Angkor-BengMealea, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 3/15

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day with Mr. Dara. He was very knowledgeable and gladly accommodated our requests to change the itinerary.Both he and the driver were very courteous and professional.

Yazmin S.

Philippines
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 30/15

We had a great time with Dara. He's very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Aside from sharing information about the temples, he also made us try a local fruit fresh from the tree. After our tour, he assisted us in making reservation for our trip to Bangkok and directed us to a money changer. This is my 2nd time having Dara as a guide and will definitely book him again given the chance.

Joy T.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10073, One Day Angkor tour,, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/15

An excellent, well-planned day. Dara had a great deal of knowledge and proved a wonderful guide, able to answer all our questions. We only had one day to see the temples and Dara ensured we made best use of our time. Being able to sit in a nice cool car from time to time meant we didn't get exhausted and we appreciated the supply of cold water. Would highly recommend.

Sonia Ng

New Zealand
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 8/15

It was a pleasure to have Dara's services during our trip in Siem Reap. Dara was dependable, honest, and provides detailed explanations about the Angkor complex and Cambodian history and culture. He also takes great photos and shows us where all the good locations for photo-taking are. He is friendly and has a relaxed and calm attitude. We also had comfortable transportation and his driver was full of smiles. As a result our time in Siem Reap was organized, productive and very fun.

Lilian Safar

Corona, CA, United States
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Tour: #18984, Three Days Angkor Tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 4/15

Tarsha Edwards

Australia
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Tour: Siem Reap city tour., Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Nov 30/14

Dara did not offer much knowledge about the area and did not join in on the museum. The tour guide was not helpful I was better off getting my own tuk tuk and going myself. However Dara did suggest another place to explore which was helpful

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Dara has updated her credentials mentioning that she is not allowed to guide inside the museum and will set proper expectations for next time.

David Glew

United Kingdom
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

Dara gave us a brilliant 3 day tour. Very knowledgeable and informative. Although it was booked as a set itinary Dara informed us each day of the schedule and asked if we wanted to change anything. Both Dara and his driver were accommodating and highly recommended.

Michael Burke

United States
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/14

This excursion was great and just what we needed with the amount of time that we had. I highly recommend this to the traveler on limited time and that wants to see the 'big' items. Dara was very knowledgeable and professional and I highly recommend. Our driver was equally professional and SAFE! Side note - the second part of our tour was in the rain. No problem! We just pulled out umbrellas and off we went, the same positive attitude throughout. Thank you Dara!

Tiffany Tye

Malaysia
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/14

We had an enjoyable trip down to Siem Reap under the guide of Mr. Dara. He is a trustworthy and emphasize on punctuality type of person. He do has some sense of humor and that makes the tour more interesting. He is definitely a true Cambodian who is rich with knowledge of Angkor Wat and all the other temples histories. I would like to thank him for entertaining my dad's lame jokes as well. ;)

Susan Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: Angkor tour and floating village !, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Aug 15/14

Excellent service. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend Dara, nothing was too much trouble .

Kenny Porush

United States
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 9/14

Dara was professional and polite, and shared a wealth of information during our tour. We saw all of the Angkor Wat complex and enjoyed hearing about its history. Our stop for lunch was excellent. Dara allowed for flexibility in our program and transportation was very comfortable.

Enrico Maran

Italy
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/14

The tour was well organized and completely safe. The guide has been very nice and kind. This tour is recommended for those who prefer confortable tour arrangement for the visits, instead of self-organizing them with the tuk-tuk.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks of your visit my country and let us be the part to serve you. We wishes you happiness and more success in work and life. Hope to see you all again soon. from Dara.

Olli Jarva

Finland
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 10/14

Taking a guide to Angkor is definitely recommended - it really added value. What we liked: promptly waiting for us at the hotel. Good car. What we didn't like: occasional difficulties with communicating. Ran out of water even though he assured there will be enough. Repeatedly hurried us back to the city around 2-3pm even though originally agreed to stay until sunset (6:30pm).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. I will be sure to carry more water on tours in the future. I asked you whether you want to get back hotel or not ( according to the weather was not good for sunset), and you said "I think so". You asked for going to Tanei temple and We were happy to add it for you even if the road was not quite good with our modern SUV.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear about this avoidable misunderstood. Dara is happy to be flexible during the tours and has a good car for changing plans when is required and possible, so next time she will be more aware of traveler´s expectations.

Douglas Shelly

Canada
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 21/14

Lots of information, well organised, excellent service. Just what we wanted.

Gary C.

Canada
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 30/14

Dara was very knowledgeable friendly humerous and professional. We ranged in age from 17 to 66 and he kept us all interested. He knew all the great spots to get good shots of the temples. I would definetly recommend him to friends going to Siem Reap and I rarely make recommendations.

Stephen Rowe

United Kingdom
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Tour: Angkor tour and floating village !, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Apr 22/14

This was an enjoyable 3 days. Dara: good, knowledgeable guide-and pleasant spending the time with him. He allowed me enough time to wander on my own at each of the sights after giving me the history and pointing out highlights. The tuk-tuk transport was itself fun. However, very important to be clear at outset where you want to go. The itinerary on the website is slightly misleading as written ascould not do Beng Mealea (my eventual pers highlight) and the sml. temples (Day 2). Sometimes a bit rushed too.

Jesse Schmidt

Saint Johns, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #63274, Angkor four days tour !, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Apr 8/14

Mary S.

Canada
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Tour: #14577, Angkor two days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/14

Debra Li

United States
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 26/14

Dara did an excellent job giving us a tour of the Angkor complex. He's very knowledgeable about Cambodian history, culture, and the Siem Reap area. He also took care of my elderly parents and was very considerate of our needs. I recommend him highly!

Neeraj Kumar

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jan 24/14

Dara is a great guide, friendly, knowledgeable. Our day was memorable.

Ben Hayles

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14577, Angkor two days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Nov 2/13

Communication was good prior to the trip. The guides were helpful and informative. I paid for a 2 day trip though and didn't get what I paid for and what was agreed upon by email. The second day was supposed to be an extra long itinerary and because the original guide, Dara, sent a replacement guide for this day, we only received a single day. I feel, therefore, that I only got 75% of what I paid for. The guides were polite, though, and we enjoyed the trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry and surprised to hear that you don't think you received what you paid for. I told them that I was not able to guide them on the second day of their tour, before the tour was booked, so as per the customer's request I found a qualified substitute to guide them. We may not be perfect but we always give our best to provide high quality service.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Guide was surprised with this feedback and issue was discussed between guide and his support manager. We contacted the customer but at this point, we have not heard back from him.

WenHua Yu

Australia
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Tour: #25064, Angkor tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Oct 13/13

Dara is a nice man. He and the driver were very helpful and supportive during our trip. I wish all the best to him and his two beautiful boys in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks of your visit my country and let me be the part introduced my country to you. See you next time soon !

Karen Salisbury

Australia
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/13

Dara was a calm, well organised and friendly tour guide. He paced our tour well and was knowledgeable. We would recommend him to other travellers.

Karen Salisbury

Australia
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Tour: #26414, Kompong-Phluck Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 20/13

Dara was punctual and accommodating to our requests. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both of spending your valuable time visiting my country and let us be the part introduced of my country. See you all next time soon. Dara,,,

Monica Nepo

United States
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Tour: #18984, Angkor four days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Sep 10/13

We had a great tour, made and modified for us. Dara designed a different tour for us and modified daily hours of departure of our hotel and daily tour regarding weather and our needs. The driver was also really good.It values to pay a small difference of money and go with a Lexus SUV. Also we had stay in Sokhalay Angkor Village Resort. highly recommended.... Thanks Dara for allowing to know and wnjoy your country ....Jorge and Monica...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you both of your visit to my country and let me having the chance to introduce my country to you . See you next time soon. Dara.

Robert Jones

United States
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Tour: #14577, Angkor two days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/13

A missed airline connection caused us to arrive in Siem Reap one day late. I called Dara from the Seoul airport and changed our tour from Saturday/Sunday to Sunday/Monday (half day). Dara accommodated us with no problems. Despite the compressed format, we saw what we wanted and had a delightful experience. Dara knows how to guide and has a great sense of humor. The cold water and AC in the car were nice amenities. Money well spent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was our pleasure to serve you and Thank you both very much of spending your valuable time visiting our country. Dara.

Greg Petrela

Canada
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/13

Dara is a kind, considerate, and informed guide, and we recommend him without hesitation. Best of all, he was very flexible, as private guides should be, amending the typical day tour with alternate activities (case in point the local kickboxing match which was a real hoot). Good man.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to your visit to my country and looking forward of seeing you again soon. Dara !

Catherine B.

United States
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/13

We had a wonderful time with Dara on this 3-day tour. Dara is friendly, knowledgeable, and very passionate about his country. He was also more than willing to be flexible with the tour to meet our needs and interests, which was perfect for us. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you both again of spending your valuable time visiting my country. From Dara !

Jeff B.

Australia
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Tour: #18984, Angkor three days tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/13

we took Dara's 3 day tour & it was great!! Dara was punctual, informative, extremely knowledgeable,giving us an explanation of each site before we entered. He was also easy going and friendly enjoying a laugh with us & flexible with the structure of the tour, also his driver was also very good would recommend Dara for any of his tours Thanks again for a wonderful experience Jeff Fiona & Jordie Baldwin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was our pleasure of serving you. Thanks to you all of spending your valuable time visiting my country. We wishes, you good luck, prosperity and our are looking forward of serving you again soon.From Dara.

Hean Ong

Australia
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Tour: #10073, Angkor one day tours, Siem Reap, Cambodia    view tour
Date: May 5/13

I think we came away very pleased with the service provided by Dara. Very professional and knowledgeable and we would recommend him to friends in future. We dont recommend visiting Angkor in May unless you loved the oppressive heat and humidity which saps your energy, consequently reducing your attention and enjoyment as the day wears on.

Nigel Bluston

United Kingdom
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Tour: Angkor tour and floating village !, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Apr 19/13

Dara was the perfect host was always on time picked us up from airport and talked over what we wanted and come up with suggestions to improve the Cambodia experience. Also knew where to get the best photos. he made our 4 day stay in the country most informative and enjoyable. I would highly recommend dara as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to serve you. Thank you both very much of spending your valuable time visiting my country and to let us of having a chance serving you.

David Bennett

United States
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Tour: Angkor tour and floating village !, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Date: Mar 9/13

We hired Dara to take us around to the temples and anywhere we wanted to go. He and his tuk tuk driver picked us up at the airport, then we dropped our bags at the hotel and went directly to Angkor Wat. We toured with him for 3 days. He is very smart and funny and soft-spoken but quite knowledgeable. He doesn't overwhelm you with facts but can answer any question. Dara make sure we avoided most of the crowds.Also he is a wealth of info about daily life in Cambodia. Great !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both of your visit to my country and let us served you. We wishes you of having a good luck, happiness and get success for everything !